Request for nominations for a vacancy on the Salmon Advisory Subpanel representing Washington Charter Operations

The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) is seeking qualified candidates to consider for a vacant Washington Charter Boat Operator position on its Salmon Advisory Subpanel (SAS).  The successful candidate will serve out the remainder of the 2019-2021 Council advisory body term. To ensure consideration, nominations should be received at the Council office no later than 5 p.m. Pacific Time, Monday, August 17, 2020.

The SAS consists of 16 members representing a broad spectrum and geographic distribution of commercial, recreational, tribal, community, conservation, and public concerns and knowledge within the Council management area.  The Council is seeking nominees with knowledge and expertise regarding ocean salmon fishery issues on the Pacific Coast, especially with regard to charter boat operations off the coast of Washington.

Consult Council Operating Procedure 2 for additional information regarding SAS composition and function.

Meeting frequency, travel expenses and stipends

At the present time, the SAS usually meets two to four times per year at Council meetings.  The meetings in March and April are four to five days in length and are focused on adopting regulations the forthcoming salmon fishing season.  The meetings in September and November are generally a one to three day meetings depending on the Council’s agenda.  Additionally, the SAS is occasionally asked to participate in SAS or other advisory body meetings between Council sessions, as needed throughout the year.

Advisory body members who are not Federal employees are reimbursed for travel, meal, and lodging expenses incurred while attending official meetings at the request of the Council as per the Council’s Travel Rules.  Subject to appropriations, limited stipends may also be available to advisory body members who are not employees of a Federal, state, or tribal marine fishery management agency.

Nomination procedures

To submit a nomination and supporting documents, please fill out the Council’s online Advisory Body Nomination Form.  The completed form will provide contact information and a brief summary of the nominee’s qualifications.  The form provides an opportunity to upload supporting documents such as a nomination letter, resume, etc.

Individuals may nominate themselves or be nominated by other individuals or organizations.  The vacant position is for the remainder of the three-year term that began on January 1, 2019 and will end December 31, 2021.  The Council will review the nominations and may fill the position at the September 2020 Council meeting.  To ensure consideration, nominations should be received at the Council office no later than 5 p.m. Pacific Time, Monday, August 17, 2020.

For additional information on the SAS or the nomination process, please contact Ms. Robin Ehlke or Mr. Mike Burner, Pacific Fishery Management Council, 7700 NE Ambassador Place, Suite 101, Portland, Oregon 97220-1384; telephone:  503-820-2280.